- Walla Walla Onions - can last several weeks if stored well
- Fresh Dill - too much? dehydrate or freeze it!
- Golden Beets
- Swiss Chard
- Potatoes - your choice of variety, first come first serve, *last of the season
Walla Walla onions aren't necessarily a storage onion variety. They have a high water content and can't "cure", like the kind you see at the store that last months and months. However, they can last several weeks if stored well. We have successfully kept onions in several ways. Some of our Workshares recommend the trick of hanging them in nylons. Right now, I have about 20 onions in a large glass casserole dish on my counter top and they will last a couple of weeks this way. My last harvest of the season will likely be kept in a wire basket in our basement and I expect them to last about a month that way. Some of the things to avoid is keeping them in airtight containers or in contact with anything "natural" (cardboard, wicker, wood, etc.) that could cause molding. These onions also dehydrate very well.
The carrots and beets had to be topped this week because of the condition of the greens at the times we needed to harvest. The tops were frozen (and would likely go rotten quickly) so we topped things and bagged up separately. One benefit of them being topped already is that they will store longer in your fridge. Untie the bag and allow for a little "breathing" (air flow). Both items should store well if topped and not kept in a soggy bag.
We have a heater in with our tomatoes so they are still alive and giving us a small harvest each week.
NEXT WEEK, October 25th, will be our last CSA pick up for the season. ONE MORE SHARE! There is still some of everything you see above (except the potatoes) and we plan to make it a big share one more time.
Happy to report that my daughter and grandbaby are doing well. A BIG thanks again to our great Workshare crew who covered my chores and the produce harvest last week - in the SNOW and freezing temperatures. Great people!
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!